SBS’s series City Hunter will air six more episodes in Japan.
Japanese Fuji TV announced on their official website that they will add six more episodes of City Hunter in Seoul. As a result, they will air 26 episodes in total.
They decided to add six more episodes because they had to edit all the episodes of the series to make them shorter than the originals in order to insert commercials into them.
The series aired from May 25 through July 28 of last year in Korea and was loved by many people. The series started airing in June in Japan on Fuji TV.
Fuji TV inserted 8 minute-long commercial in each 53 minute-long episode. As a result, they had to edit each episode to 45 minutes. They decided, however, to changed the ending scene to air scenes from the series.
Four episodes of the series have aired so far. The series is ranked high in several portal site search word lists and is receiving an explosive response.
Lee’s other TV series MBC’s Personal Taste, which aired in 2010 in Korea, will also start airing on February 21 on TBS in Japan.
An official for the broadcaster says, “Many people are paying attention to Lee’s series. This is the first terrestrial broadcast after Boys over Flowers aired. People are saying that Lee is a dangerous man because once you’ve fallen in love with him, you won’t be able to get him out of your mind.”
Since City Hunter aired in the Philippines, France, and Thailand, Lee has over 4,500,000 friends from all over the world on his Facebook account. The series will also air in other countries, including Indonesia.